Title: Can similarity-based models of induction handle negative evidence?
Authors: Heussen, Daniel ×
Voorspoels, Wouter
Storms, Gerrit #
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates
Series Title: Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society vol:32 pages:2033-2038
Conference: Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society date:2010
Abstract: Even if we don’t like it, we often face counterexamples to the
inferences we have made or would like to make. With the
exception of the SimProb model (Blok, Medin & Osherson,
2007), models of inductions to date have predominantly
focused on the relevance of positive evidence to the inference
process. Here we provide data from single and double
premise arguments in a category-based property induction
task using positive and negative evidence. A simple similarity
model, the Similarity-Coverage model (Osherson et al., 1990)
and the SimProb model are tested on negative and mixed
evidence arguments.
ISSN: 1069-7977
VABB publication type: VABB-5
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IC
Appears in Collections:Laboratory for Experimental Psychology
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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